Uptime on VPS/decicated servers of OVH ?

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I would like to know your experience about uptime of OVH VPS and dedicated servers. does it have 99.9% uptime as they are offering?
 

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Hello OnaDavney !

Yes even with a control panel on it never have any downtime in 2 years. The only problem you can have is to migrate when they update VPS specs.
You have to backup and migrate to a new one. But no more downtime than with dedicated.

Let me 3-4 hours, and I will post my full benchmark of most popular VPS hosting.
 

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I have tested the most of good hosting (Ocean digital, Vultr, Linode, OVH, Scaleway, Online.net ) which provide good services, but OVH is cheaper and I run up to 16 VPS without any trouble. And now with the vRack you can create a virtual network to use some as backup.
 

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VPS SSD 1 is fast enough to load webpages. Start reading about how to install a light webserver with NGINX + PHP + MYSQL and you will have a LEMP stack 3x faster than a simple configuration. And it will not need more than 1vCore to run up to 5 websites easily.

You can see what is needed to run 45 websites with more than 1 000 000 visits / month. And the big amount of memory it's the cache.
 

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Hi, what about OVH's very low disk performance? (IO read/write speeds, etc) compared with all the other providers (Vultr, Linode, DO, Ramnode)? I have read some benchmarks showing that OVH is very bad in this area.

For example, for hosting wordpress website, wouldn't the extremely low IO speeds hurt the page loading times of the website? (I am asking specifically about the VPS SSD 1)
 

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VPS SSD are pretty good for web hosting, that's not the case of VPS CLOUD. Only the VPS Cloud with Ceph storage have low disk performance
 

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What dedicated servers are faster VPS SSD and VPS CLOUD from OVH?
I am checking a few dedicated server offers here but not sure they are faster these plan.
 

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This benchmark shows the VPS SSD 1 has very very bad disk performance vs. all others -

ovh.jpg

https://www.webstack.de/blog/e/cloud-hosting-provider-comparison-2017/

Are you saying that the VPS SSD 1 would still be ok if I want to run wordpress on it? I would like to use OVH because it is cheap, but doesn't this benchmark show that all the other hosting providers would have faster page-load speeds than OVH?

I would like your opinion, thanks.
 

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How to get benchmark disk like this?

I am having a VPS 3 at OVH and using it for a few sites, wondering if I can do a test and see it my VPS has same rates as in your images.
 

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Here the last disk benchmark I have :

disk-randon-read-write.png

But this benchmark is only the disk performance for random read/write operations. Or there are only few applications which really require this operations, for wordpress hosting for example, you will only need a good latency and any SSD can do the job.

Here the test I have done with sysbench :
Code:
sysbench --test=fileio --file-total-size=5G prepare


sysbench --test=fileio --file-total-size=5G --file-test-mode=rndrw --init-rng=on --max-time=300 --max-requests=0 run


sysbench --test=fileio --file-total-size=5G cleanup
And the full report :

Code:
Operations performed:  199920 Read, 133280 Write, 426478 Other = 759678 TotalRead 3.0505Gb  Written 2.0337Gb  Total transferred 5.0842Gb  (17.354Mb/sec)
 1110.65 Requests/sec executed


Test execution summary:
    total time:                          300.0056s
    total number of events:              333200
    total time taken by event execution: 10.9306
    per-request statistics:
         min:                                  0.00ms
         avg:                                  0.03ms
         max:                                 14.67ms
         approx.  95 percentile:               0.05ms


Threads fairness:
    events (avg/stddev):           333200.0000/0.00
    execution time (avg/stddev):   10.9306/0.00
 

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Ah Ok, so if I'm understanding you correctly, the slow read/write doesn't matter much in this case? You mentioned that you need a good latency for wordpress hosting - what metric should we look at for latency? Are there any benchmarks you have done for that?

Thanks
 

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No, the slow random read/write is not a problem, and in fact 17.5Mb/sec is not bad at all, because it's already more than you can transfer with the 100Mbps network. For the latency, there is no real metric to look at because SSD storage always provide a low latency. That's the problem of the VPS Cloud for example, because it use a Ceph storage with SAS disks and latency is too high.
 

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KVM or OpenStack provide dedicated resources to users. Only solution with containers like virtuozzo are not really dedicated. KVM is the virtualization software and OpenStack a cloud computing management solution.

It's currently the most powerful solution to manage huge rack of servers, and to configure automatically the network via dhcp properly.
But anyway, for a web server without a control panel, 512MB ram is enough to get the maximum speed of the SSD.

To get more you can use to free RAM to put your assets on it, and you will again get few milliseconds better.
 

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OVH is awesome is awesome for uptime! I only had one downtime and they gave all the customers a couple free months!
 

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KVM or OpenStack provide dedicated resources to users. Only solution with containers like virtuozzo are not really dedicated. KVM is the virtualization software and OpenStack a cloud computing management solution.

It's currently the most powerful solution to manage huge rack of servers, and to configure automatically the network via dhcp properly.
But anyway, for a web server without a control panel, 512MB ram is enough to get the maximum speed of the SSD.

To get more you can use to free RAM to put your assets on it, and you will again get few milliseconds better.
I asked this because I want to confirm it is KVM SSD which give me a dedicated VPS than using shared RAM or shared VPS

OVH is awesome is awesome for uptime! I only had one downtime and they gave all the customers a couple free months!
How long for the downtime you got?

Are there any ways to fix the downtime by yourself (like restarting VPS)? or contact them for supporting? if support, how long did it take they get back to you?

I want to hear your experience with them.
 

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Well it was a fairly long downtime (6-8 hours), which they explained was because of a fire in the server room, they offered me a refund for the month I was currently in and offered month free for the issue. They were very polite with support, and ensured me that my data was safe. It took them to contact me within 6 hours.
 

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Also, the VPS SSD 1 is only 10GB. How much of that 10GB should be kept free before you would start to see decreased performance? (again, just for hosting mainly wordpress). Is it similar to a laptop computer, where when the hard drive/SSD starts getting near max capacity, I notice much slower performance on my computer?

Second, I am assuming the 2GB RAM that OVH provides (compared to 512MB and 1GB on similar priced plans from other providers) contributes more to the speed of the overall website than the lower 10GB disk space (compared to 30+ GB on similar priced plans from other providers). So I assume the RAM amount is more important here when concerned about site speeds.

I guess I am asking, what would you recommend as the best hosting plan for my situation? Sounds like it is OVH?
 

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There is no need to keep free space with VPS, it will not impact the performance. For the memory, 2GB is today the minimum in my opinion, because just to run a LAMP stack you will need at least 1GB RAM. More memory give you the ability to use cache storage solutions like memcached or redis with WordPress, and it will have more impact on your website speed than the storage read/write performance.
OVH is a good provider, if you don't need support with your server because they doesn't provide help about how to manage your server. But that's the same for digitalocean, linode or vultr. So the best is to try their service for a month and to see if it's okay for you.
 

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I am trying it and so far so good! If it continues to be good, then OVH is a really good deal for the 2GB RAM.

I plan to host 3 wordpress sites along with 3 Mautic installations so I am hoping the 2GB RAM will be enough for these 6 total installations, but that does sound like a lot... I am not sure..

If I ever need to upgrade to VPS SSD 2, is it an easy process to migrate my wordpress websites and other php applications? I have never used a VPS before so I am not sure about what I have to do if I ever want more RAM or memory storage in the future.
 

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I am trying it and so far so good! If it continues to be good, then OVH is a really good deal for the 2GB RAM.
I also tried VPS at OVH, it doesn't have any problems. You don't need to worry about it.

I plan to host 3 wordpress sites along with 3 Mautic installations so I am hoping the 2GB RAM will be enough for these 6 total installations, but that does sound like a lot... I am not sure..
If your sites doesn't have more traffic, that's not a problem. It should be good for 3 websites.
But if you install a hosting panel like cPanel, maybe you need more than 2GB of RAM.

If I ever need to upgrade to VPS SSD 2, is it an easy process to migrate my wordpress websites and other php applications?
What are php applications you are talking to?

I have never used a VPS before so I am not sure about what I have to do if I ever want more RAM or memory storage in the future.
Your websites will tell you when they need more RAM and disk space.
 

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For each wordpress installation, I will have 1 Mautic installation (marketing automation application). So I will have 6 total applications installed (3 Wordpress + 3 Mautic).

For the hosting panel, I am using Webuzo, which seems to be great so far. I am not sure if Webuzo will require me to have >2GB RAM... I hope not..

Your websites will tell you when they need more RAM and disk space.
Do you mean to say that OVH will tell me when I need more RAM and disk space? Is it usually a difficult process to move things, for example, if I have to move all my data from VPS SSD 1 to VPS SSD 2?
 

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Regarding VPS and DO vs. Vultr, I would choose Vultr. The only disadvantage by Vultr is, they allow max. 3 IPs per instance.
 

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The extra disadvantage of Vultr is it doesn't have free DDOS protection service, if you want to have this option, you have to pay for it. OVH is offering free ddos protection.
 

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Yes, but DDoS protection isn't necessary for everyone. Mostly the victims are game servers, organizations, big services providers etc. For a "little" man it's not that important to be paranoid about DDoS. Anyway if something like DDoS happens, then every hosting provider (at least I think so) will do the job and mitigate the attack and the risk.
 

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had couple of servers with them for a year, no downtime from their end

must say one of the cheapest providers
 

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